WOW! WHERE HAS THIS BOOK BEEN!
For the first time in his life he is aware of loneliness. Art is revealing his human condition. He rebels a little against the Foot’s (feet= labor) by demanding his own time. He’s like Adam and Eve who has eaten from the fruit of the tree. He is no longer a beast of burden, but a human being.
He carried around his cap and gown because his education is useless for his old farm life